Magna Steyr takes Mila ev to Geneva

Magna Steyr takes Mila ev to Geneva

Magna Steyr Mila ev fq

Sitting among all of the various concept and production-ready vehicles that the major automakers will unveil this week at the Geneva Motor Show is a new concept from auto supplier Magna Steyr called the mila ev. This electric machine was designed from the start to succeed the internal combustion engine, so no compromises stemming from the conversion of a previously-gas-powered vehicle were required. For this reason, Magna says its concept is immediately ready for series production at its own manufacturing plants and could be configured to accept a natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell or hybrid powertrain.

In its finished form, the mile ev uses a five-door hatchback bodystyle and a set of lithium-ion batteries giving it a range of up to 150 kilometers after a 2.5-hour charge. That unit sends electrons to a 67-horsepower electric motor that drives the front wheels. Solar cells embedded on the glass rooftop should provide just a bit more juice for the air-con systems.

Magna already has a bit of experience with EVs, having designed and built a prototype for Ford based on the current Focus platform for this year’s Detroit Auto Show. That work should pay off in 2011 when Ford launches a production version of the machine.

Magna Steyr Mila ev fq

Sitting among all of the various concept and production-ready vehicles that the major automakers will unveil this week at the Geneva Motor Show is a new concept from auto supplier Magna Steyr called the mila ev. This electric machine was designed from the start to succeed the internal combustion engine, so no compromises stemming from the conversion of a previously-gas-powered vehicle were required. For this reason, Magna says its concept is immediately ready for series production at its own manufacturing plants and could be configured to accept a natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell or hybrid powertrain.

In its finished form, the mile ev uses a five-door hatchback bodystyle and a set of lithium-ion batteries giving it a range of up to 150 kilometers after a 2.5-hour charge. That unit sends electrons to a 67-horsepower electric motor that drives the front wheels. Solar cells embedded on the glass rooftop should provide just a bit more juice for the air-con systems.

Magna already has a bit of experience with EVs, having designed and built a prototype for Ford based on the current Focus platform for this year’s Detroit Auto Show. That work should pay off in 2011 when Ford launches a production version of the machine.

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